Post-doc researcher in the Group of Nanostructures and Optical Materials

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Job Offer from January 11, 2024

The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr, founded in 1912, conducts basic research in chemistry and material science. It is a part of the Max Planck Society.  

The Nanostructures and Optical Materials group of the Department of Heterogeneous Catalysis is looking for a motivated

Post-doc researcher (f/m/d)
with expertise in materials synthesis, optics, or optical spectroscopy

to lead our efforts in fabricating and exploring materials with novel properties that have an impact both fundamentally and technologically. Especially materials that allow for the development of novel memory and computing technologies will be investigated.

The main research topics in the research group are

  • Iontronics
  • Ionic solar cells
  • Opto-optical materials
  • Synthesis, characterization, modification, and optical application of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)


The ideal candidate should have

  • A PhD in physics, materials science, chemistry, or related fields
  • Expertise in an experimental project involving materials synthesis and optical characterization

Conditions of employment:

The position is available immediately, although the start date can be negotiated. The postdoc position is fully funded and contains a TVöD salary. The initial contract duration is 24 months with the option of prolongation to 36 month.


Applications are welcome as soon as possible, but not later than until April 15, 2024. Please provide reference letters of two academic supervisors or cooperation partners, a short outline for a potential research project in the MPI research group (max. 1 page), and your CV to Dr. Frank Marlow via E-Mail: . We refer you to our website for a selection of our research topics ( and of our facilities (

The Max Planck Society is a research organization dedicated to basic research and to supporting and developing early career scientists. It offers an excellent infrastructure and a very international environment that enables research at the highest level.



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